Archdiocese of Philadelphia

(Archbishop Charles Chaput announces the start of this year's Catholic Charities Appeal.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Archbishop Kicks Off Annual Fundraising For Catholic Charities

The 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal is now underway. There are more than 80 programs that help more than 200,000 people, regardless of faith, each year.

01/23/2014

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Police: Lansdale Priest Groped Man In YMCA Locker Room

Police revealed that a Philadelphia-area priest charged with harassment and indecent assault allegedly groped a younger man in a YMCA locker room last month.

01/19/2014

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Lansdale Priest Charged With Indecent Assault, Harassment

Roman Catholic church officials say a priest in suburban Philadelphia has been arrested and charged with harassment and indecent assault.

01/17/2014

(Msgr. William Lynn leaves his bail hearing at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia.  Lynn lost about 70 pounds during his 18 months in an upstate prison.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Msgr. William Lynn Begins Confinement at a Lawncrest Parish House

Lynn was greeted warmly by those friends and relatives before the hearing, which lasted just a few moments before Judge Teresa Sarmina, who reminded him that if he violated any condition of his release, back to prison he would go.

01/06/2014

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Phila. Monsignor To Be Released On Bail in Child Endangerment Case

An appeals court last week overturned Lynn’s conviction in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia child sex abuse case.

12/30/2013

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2013 IN REVIEW: Joseph McFadden, Bishop of Harrisburg, Dies

Bishop Joseph McFadden, a West Philadelphia native who had been serving as the shepherd of the Harrisburg diocese since August 2010, died after being rushed to a local hospital.

12/25/2013

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Rigali Removed By Pope From Vatican’s ‘Congregation For Bishops’

The former leader of Philadelphia’s Catholics has been removed from a key Vatican panel, as part of a larger shakeup.

12/17/2013

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Philadelphia Archdiocese Announces Removal Of Five More Priests

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it has resolved all but one of the cases involving allegations of child sex abuse by priests with the announcement Sunday that five more priests have been removed from ministry.

12/15/2013

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New Catholic Bishop Leader Says Clergy Abuse Scandal Not Going Away

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says he is supportive of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput’s direct and firm measures to deal with the crisis, but he concedes it’s an ongoing concern across the country for all bishops

12/01/2013

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Athletic Director At Roman Catholic High School On Administrative Leave

The athletic director at Roman Catholic High School in Center City is on administrative leave.

11/25/2013

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Local Catholics Can Interact With The Archdiocese On Issues Church Typically Frowns Upon

Philadelphia Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput wants to hear from clergy and lay people alike, as he prepares a meeting of Bishops at the Vatican next year.

11/17/2013

(Father Robert Brennan with his late accuser, Sean McIlmail, in family photo. Photo provided.)

Family of Priest Accuser Sues Philadelphia Archdiocese Over Young Man’s Death

Attorneys for the family of 26-year-old Sean McIlmail insist it’s not about the money, but the search for truth and justice for all victims of clergy sex abuse in the archdiocese.

11/13/2013

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Philadelphia Archdiocese To Freeze Employee Pension Plan

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is freezing the pension plan for its lay employees, citing a need to cut costs.

11/05/2013

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Archdiocese Task Force Thinks St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Should Expand

Bishop Timothy Senior, an auxiliary bishop and the seminary rector, says a task force approved by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was asked to explore whether the college division should continue operations.

10/24/2013

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Levittown, Pa. Company To Operate Philadelphia Archdiocese Cemeteries

The company is giving the archdiocese $89 million over a 35-year period, $53 million of it up front.

09/27/2013

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